Mumbai: Manny, the Labrador who was part of a sniffer dog duo belonging to the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (MDTCA), passed away on 31 May.
Manny was donated to the MDTCA’s anti-piracy canine (K-9) unit, along with another Labrador Paddy, by the Motion Picture Association (MPA) in March this year. Four MDTCA officers from the K-9 unit were traveling with the dogs at the time. The dogs were in Johor for training and were on the way back to Kuala Lumpur.
Manny’s body has been sent to University Putra Malaysia for post-mortem.
"We are deeply saddened by the news of Manny’s passing," said MPA president and managing director Mike Ellis. "We’re awaiting news from the MDTCA for the cause of death, which should be clear once the post-mortem results come through."